: Thanks very much for the review mate - I don't
: get to see the issue for a few days - my
: last as far as GOTG goes - as I've seen
: snapshots online of what went on and the
: very confusing and ill thought out
: conclusion to Rich's story as Nova Prime.
: I think you made the same point as many
: other Nova fans across the web have; BMB
: simply did not do his homework and research
: to do this so called important arc that he
: "held onto" as per an Origin Sin
: tie in justice.
: Too many errors in plot and continuity - not
: that BMB ever chooses to adhere to any
: continuity - even his own - really made this
: a missed opportunity. But overall lets keep
: open minded on one positive - and that is
: yes there is no body.
: Having Rich transformed into a pure Nova
: Force entity and acting as a gateway to the
: Cancerverse or even being the
: "source" of the Nova Force that
: could be used by the Black Novas - does like
: Wally West and the Speed Force leave him in
: a limbo that another far more talented and
: better suited Nova writer can use and retcon
: and bring him back into the MU proper. In
: some ways BMB's own hap-hazard blunders such
: as Age of Ultron make it feasible with the
: cracks in spacetime for Rich to be summoned
: or whatever to a future point in the 616
: timestream - such as Guardians 3000 - I mean
: would be it cool for Abnett to role reverse
: his Vance Astro scenario and bring Rich into
: the future?
: I know this issue will cause a lot of
: discussion and angst for many Rider fans - I
: myself have decided to drop GOTG from my
: pull list after this one and add Guardians
: 3000 as a replacement and current NovaJr
: continues to really grate me - but with many
: fans supporting NPP to continue I think by
: far we'll ride out this limbo period as
: we've gone though every other - I should
: know as I've been a fan for 35 years so seen
: it all.
: And hey up - there's Nova619 to read for
: your Rich fix.
: For others - do feel free to post your views
: on GOTG 20 and do have your say on the pools
: before the close date.
: --Previous Message--
: No body. that's good enough for me. Not
: a body isn't just an open door for another
: writer to bring the character back; it's
: practically an invitation. I hate that we
: have to wait though...
: My reactions to the whole event:
: The Good: Great to see Nova in action again.
: I enjoyed the camaraderie between Peter and
: Richard. Good art (most of the time) and
: some enjoyable fight scenes.
: The Bad: Captain America's shield can cut
: Nova's arm off? Yeah, right. And what's with
: Evil Cap being team spokesman all of the
: sudden? Captain Marvel is there in the
: background, not saying a word. Sure, maybe
: he's the most affected by the injury of the
: many angled ones and is still reeling... but
: really the whole Cancerverse here seems like
: it was written by somebody who didn't
: actually read the Thanos Imperative and just
: heard about it from a friend. It didn't seem
: very... Cancervers-y. And why isn't Rocket
: Raccoon more upset by these revelations?
: Because he's still being written as 'blam!
: you're dead!' Bizarro-Rocket; the writer has
: no idea what to do with him. I have mixed
: feelings about the whole "in love with
: Gamora" thing. Obviously it doesn't
: line up with The Thanos Imperative, where he
: and Namorita are just recently reunited and
: seem pretty excited about it. But I always
: did like Richard and Gamora as a couple, and
: it certainly adds some depth to Peter and
: Gamora's relationship now.
: Conclusion: After 3 months of being excited
: to buy comics again, we're back to no more
: Richard Rider, at least for a while. But
: it's dumb to keep calling this revelation
: "the final fate of Richard Rider",
: given the ending. To paraphrase Morgan
: Grimes, "His body turned into energy?!
: Of course he's alive!" Between that
: (now cannon) ending, the lingering threads
: of what happened to Namorita, and Robbie and
: the rest of the depowered but
: very-much-alive Nova Corps, and the bits and
: pieces floating throughout the Marvel
: universe (Rider's helmet in the new Nova
: series, Rhomann Dey's role in the GOTG movie
: and the character's enduring popularity),
: it's just a matter of time before Nova Prime
: is back in his own universe. And hopefully
: shaking things up in multiple ongoing Marvel
: Cosmic titles (plus maybe one of his own, to
: boot? We can dream).
: Until then, I'm happy to have 3 more comic
: books to add to my Nova collection. When
: they finally bring Richard Rider back *for
: real*, I'll be more than happy to add Sam
: Alexander's trade-paperbacks to that
: collection as well.
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